BEST DECORATING TIP:
Keep all the surroundings neutral, then accessorise. This way I can rotate looks constantly and it will always look reinvented.
BEST SEAT IN THE HOUSE:
The Aztec-style upholstered settee in the living room, in front of a roaring fire. It is so comfortable, my sonin-law has asked me to leave it to him in my will.
THIS WEEKEND WE WILL BE:
Mountain biking in the Redwoods in Rotorua and jogging around the Blue Lake.
FAVOURITE OUTDOOR SPOT:
At the table under the gazebo, with a glass of Hawke’s Bay syrah or, better still, champagne, obligatory nibbles and the pool and jacuzzi on hand.
BEST VIEW AND WALK IN THE NEIGHBOURHOOD:
Head up Mauao [Mt Maunganui], especially on a fine day, for fabulous 360-degree views and a raised heart rate to boot.